The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Planning a wedding can be both fun and overwhelming. With so much tasks involved to pull the perfect wedding it can be a very intimidating task.

12+ Months Before

  • Have your engagement ring insured and consider purchasing wedding insurance.
  • Choose at least three prospective dates.
  • Consider your ceremony and reception venue options.
  • Start lining up your wedding party, including the maid of honour, best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer.
  • List down your prospective team of wedding pros, including the wedding planner, photographer, videographer, caterer, florist and musicians.

10-11 Months Before

  • Reserve your ceremony and reception venues.
  • Shop for the bride’s and groom’s wedding attire.
  • Choose bridal party attire and accessories.
  • Send out your Save the Dates.
  • Organise a fitness and skincare or beauty routine.
  • Hire your selected team of wedding pros.

8-9 Months Before

  • Choose at least three prospective hotels with different price points for out-of-town guests.
  • Start organising your wedding invitations designs and the coordinating stationery.
  • Start planning your honeymoon.

6-7 Months Before

  • Browse for the bride’s wedding day hair and makeup styles.
  • Choose cake style and schedule tastings.
  • Reserve rentals including the decor, linens, chairs, lighting, etc.
  • Hire ceremony musicians

4-5 Months Before

  • Order your wedding cake.
  • Finalise your wedding guest list.
  • Schedule dress fittings for your wedding party.

3 Months Before

  • Plan the ceremony and reception seating.
  • Finalise the reception menu.
  • Order or start making your own menu cards and wedding favours.
  • Ensure all documents are in order and finalise your honeymoon plans.

2 Months Before

  • Write your wedding vows.
  • Review the ceremony details with the officiant.
  • Apply for marriage license.
  • Finalise your playlists, seating arrangements and fittings for the wedding party.
  • Send out your wedding invites.

1 Month Before

  • Confirm date, times and location with vendors.
  • Order wedding programmes.
  • Confirm your honeymoon reservations.

2 Weeks Before

  • Send playlists to the DJ/band/ceremony musicians.
  • Chase for guests who have not RSVP’d yet.
  • Provide the final headcount to the caterer.

1 Week Before

  • Lay out your image and video requests to the photographer and videographer.
  • Provide vendors and suppliers with the final payments.

The Day Before

  • Get a complete beauty treatment.
  • Attend your wedding rehearsal.
  • Get sufficient sleep and rest.

Wedding Day

  • Grab a good breakfast and allow yourself plenty of time to get ready.
  • Relax, smile and soak in every moment.
  • Say ‘I do.’

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